Lamar University: Why read newspapers?

The University Press staff is obviously committed to print news, but we are constantly faced with the question, “I get all I need from the internet so why should I read the newspaper?”

It’s a good question but one that is slightly misleading. The real question should be, “Why support print media?”

There is an important distinction here. The majority of people who say they get their news online are actually reading a newspaper. Check the source of the article you are reading. Sure, I know Uncle Bob sent you a link from a guy he knows from that alien autopsy Facebook group he belongs to, but if it is a credible news story it probably originated in print somewhere (sorting out the credible from the non-credible sources is for another post).

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